Leeds Mindfulness Festival – Women’s Practice Day II
20 October 2023
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue Abbey House Museum
As part of Leeds Mindfulness Festival, we invite you to join us for a day of mindfulness and meditation practice designed especially for women.
There are two sessions as part of the day and you are welcome to come along for one or both.
Introducing Sufism for Women
2.15 – 3pm
Sufism is a body of Islamic mystical religious practices centred on direct personal experience of the divine. In this session, Firdaws Khan, Islamic & Sufi Practitioner introduces Sufism in a session especially designed for women.
Pay As You Feel.
Mindfulness of the Physical Body
3.15 – 4pm
The practise will seek to explore the very special relationship between mind and body – it involves bringing full awareness to each part of the body and noticing whatever sensations are there to be felt. This core practise can help you to enter a deep state of relaxation, noticing what arises in the body and accepting what is there to be felt with gentleness and kindness – working effectively with any feelings of discomfort, or pain bringing powers of concentration and mindful awareness.
The facilitator, Lynsey is a Mindfulness Now registered teacher who trained through Oxford University and has 18 years experience as a meditation practitioner. Lynsey is qualified to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR). She works with Macmillan and Leeds Cancer Support where she coaches patients undergoing cancer treatment in both one to one and group settings. She also coaches individuals who are suffering from anxiety and stress related disorders and those wishing to cultivate bringing mindful awareness into daily life.
Part of a Women’s Practice Day for the 2023 Leeds Mindfulness Festival, 10-20 October, held in the Gate House at Abbey House Museum.
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